Hey everyone, been a while since I’ve posted anything here. As a few of you know (the ones I mail with) I won a trip, and I’ve now been travveling for several months. It’s been great getting to see stuff that we don’t have in America. (Like lions! but more about that later..) A few of my webfriends whom I mail with regularly has commented that I’ve completely forgotten to blog or tweet or hang out online while travveling, but it’s really hard to focus on whats going on here when you’re out and about!
My daughter commented on my return as I landed in NY before coming back here: “Let me see the pictures!”. And it hit me.. I actually didn’t care to take more than one film of disposable camera, as I’ve had so much fun. She was really dissapointed, as she runs around with this tiny fancy camera with what seems like unlimited amounts of storage, and then transfers these images to her laptop and then to external hard drives. Mymy, her life is already ten times as documented as mine. Anyways, I’ll see if I can borrow a scanner later, and scan some of the good pictures, perhaps my little toon would like to hang around and do some stuff in africa?
On the bus back home from the airport I thought about how I can make the lions a bit more alive than a still photo. And somehow Southpark came into my head. Would anyone think it wrong of me to kinda copy their animation style for a short animation, just to play around with some of my images? OR Are there better ways to make simple animations for someone who’s learning, but really haven’t touched the product since before summer?
Anyway, right before entering this “hey, I’m not dead, I’ve just been ignorant, and I’m sorry for forgetting all about you guys, because I’ve been on this amazing trip that I won” post, I did a search for africa flash, and guess what I found something hideously fantastic. It’s so good it’s lame, or the other way around. Absolutely brilliant. I probably would have shrugged and said, “Definately lame” if I hadn’t visited Tanzania and had my experiences there. Now i know.. Theres actually some truth to it!
Anyways, I’ll try updating more regularly now that I’m home.